Reliable Sources http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19582/all en UVA Student on CNN: Rolling Stone Writer Had An 'Agenda' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/uva-student-cnn-rolling-stone-writer-had-agenda <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-12-14-CNN-RS-Stelter.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="158" width="280" />On CNN's <em>Reliable Sources</em> on Sunday, University of Virginia student Alex Pinkleton revealed how Rolling Stone's Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the disputed Rolling Stone story on alleged rape at the college, acted more like an "<strong>advocate</strong>" than a reporter as she interviewed people for the article.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/uva-student-cnn-rolling-stone-writer-had-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN College Rape Reliable Sources Rolling Stone Sabrina Rubin Erdely University of Virginia Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:16:14 +0000 matthew.balan 47869 at http://www.mrc.org CNN’s Stelter Claims Zakaria Plagiarism Charges Merely ‘Attribution Mistakes’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-stelter-claims-zakaria-plagiarism-charges-merely-attribution-mistakes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">For the second time in two years, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has been accused of plagiarism, for using other people’s words and claiming them to be his own, during his&nbsp;<em>Fareed Zakaria GPS</em>&nbsp;program.</p><p>Despite the seriousness of the charges leveled against Zakaria, CNN’s Brian Stelter did his best to protect his colleague during his&nbsp;<em>Reliable Sources</em>&nbsp;program on Sunday.&nbsp;<strong>The CNN host defended Zakaria from plagiarism charges and insisted that his program merely “made some attribution mistakes.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-stelter-claims-zakaria-plagiarism-charges-merely-attribution-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria GPS Reliable Sources Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:30:00 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 47246 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Brian Stelter Hints Liberal Anthony Weiner is Non-Partisan http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-brian-stelter-hints-liberal-anthony-weiner-non-partisan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-21-CNN-RS-Stelter.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" height="156" width="280" />On Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>, CNN's Brian Stelter touted a disgraced former representative as a non-partisan pundit and as an expert on media bias: "<strong>Now, I could bring in two partisan commentators now to argue about the media</strong>, but I'd rather from someone who's been in the <strong>glare of the news media</strong> – someone who's all too familiar with what happens <strong>when you go from darling </strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-brian-stelter-hints-liberal-anthony-weiner-non-partisan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Anthony Weiner Brian Stelter CNN Fox News Fox News Channel Media Bias MSNBC Reliable Sources Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:58:35 +0000 matthew.balan 47201 at http://www.mrc.org Dan Rather Attacks War Supporters Who Don’t Send Own Kids To Fight: ‘I Have No Patience With You’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/dan-rather-attacks-war-supporters-who-dont-send-own-kids-fight-i-have-no-patience-you <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dan Rather, former anchor of the&nbsp;<em>CBS Evening News</em>, appeared on CNN’s&nbsp;<em>Reliable Sources</em>&nbsp;to harshly criticize those in Congress calling for the U.S. to take military action against the terrorist group ISIS.</p><p>Speaking to anchor Brian Stelter on Sunday, August 24,&nbsp;<strong>Rather proclaimed that he will only listen to those who advocate boots on the ground “if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/dan-rather-attacks-war-supporters-who-dont-send-own-kids-fight-i-have-no-patience-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN Dan Rather ISIS Reliable Sources Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:01:55 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 46997 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Guest Who Blasted 'Bully' Limbaugh in 2009 Claims She Avoids 'Opinion' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-who-blasted-bully-limbaugh-2009-claims-she-avoids-opinion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-08-17-CNN-RS-Saltz.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />On Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em> on CNN, Dr. Gail Saltz blasted Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow for his jab at Michelle Obama's weight: "<strong>To be criticizing people, kind of, willy-nilly is – I don't think meets the Hippocratic Oath</strong>." She played up how Dr.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-guest-who-blasted-bully-limbaugh-2009-claims-she-avoids-opinion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Stelter CNN Fox News Fox News Channell Gail Saltz Keith Ablow Michelle Obama Reliable Sources Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:50:15 +0000 matthew.balan 46949 at http://www.mrc.org The Hill’s Cusack Recognizes Media Failure on Benghazi; Carlson Blames Right Wing Media http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hills-cusack-recognizes-media-failure-benghazi-carlson-blames-right-wing-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/BobCusack-ReliableSources-2013-05-12.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 146px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> Asked on Sunday’s <em>Reliable Sources</em> if the wider media dismissed the <em>Weekly Standard</em> story, by Stephen Hayes about the Benghazi talking points getting altered to take out any references to terrorism, because of his affiliation with conservative media, <em>The Hill</em> newspaper Managing Editor <a href="http://thehill.com/contact/about-us/bob-cusack" target="_blank">Bob Cusack</a> agreed.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hills-cusack-recognizes-media-failure-benghazi-carlson-blames-right-wing-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Benghazi Bob Cusack Libya Margaret Carlson Reliable Sources Mon, 13 May 2013 11:46:28 +0000 brent.baker 43546 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Panel Whitewashes Media Bias on Gay Marriage; 'In the Middle' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-whitewashes-media-bias-gay-marriage-middle <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-04-02-CNN-ReliableSources-Rubin.JPG" height="135" width="240" />Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em> was absurdly generous to the media for their coverage of the same-sex marriage debate, calling them "in the middle" and denying having seen any "rudeness" toward social conservatives.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-whitewashes-media-bias-gay-marriage-middle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Howard Kurtz Jennifer Rubin John Aravosis Media Bias Debate Reliable Sources Same-Sex Marriage Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:47:35 +0000 matt.hadro 43075 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Panel Laughs at Press Getting 'Manipulated' by White House, But CNN Was 'Manipulated' Too http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-laughs-press-getting-manipulated-white-house-cnn-was-manipulated-too <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img style="float: right; margin: 3px;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-03-11-CNN-ReliableSources-Charm.JPG" height="135" width="240" />On Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>, the CNN panel scoffed at the media for getting "manipulated" by the White House last week into hyping Obama's meetings with the GOP as a "charm offensive." CNN's own reporting shows that it played right into those talking points.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panel-laughs-press-getting-manipulated-white-house-cnn-was-manipulated-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama CNN Dana Milbank GOP Howard Kurtz Reliable Sources Republicans Ryan Lizza Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:08:35 +0000 matt.hadro 42882 at http://www.mrc.org Howard Kurtz Ridicules Media Freak Out on Sequester http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-ridicules-media-freak-out-sequester <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-03-03-CNN-Kurtz-Cuts.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's Howard Kurtz mocked the media – including his own network – on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em> for uncritically channeling government hysteria over the sequester cuts.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-ridicules-media-freak-out-sequester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget CNN FuelEconomy Howard Kurtz Reliable Sources sequester Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:09:12 +0000 matt.hadro 42818 at http://www.mrc.org Blind Spot? Howard Kurtz Rips Coverage of Rubio's 'Watergate' But Ignores CNN's Stunt http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blind-spot-howard-kurtz-rips-coverage-rubios-watergate-ignores-cnns-stunt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-02-17-CNN-Kurtz-Watergate.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="240" height="135" />CNN media critic Howard Kurtz ripped the press infatuation with Sen. Marco Rubio's water sip as "profoundly depressing," but on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources </em>he wouldn't call out his own network's attempt to use the incident to drive headlines.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/blind-spot-howard-kurtz-rips-coverage-rubios-watergate-ignores-cnns-stunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bias by Omission CNN Howard Kurtz Marco Rubio Media Bias Debate Reliable Sources The Situation Room Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:42:07 +0000 matt.hadro 42670 at http://www.mrc.org On CNN, Howard Kurtz Hits Media's 'Romance' with Hillary Clinton http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-howard-kurtz-hits-medias-romance-hillary-clinton <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> CNN's media critic Howard Kurtz focused on the "romance" between the media and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>. <strong>"[T]hings were so lovey-dovey, it almost sounded like a therapy session," Kurtz described Clinton's <em>60 Minutes</em> interview.&nbsp; He added the media "are almost portraying her [Clinton's] exit as walking on water."</strong> Kurtz implied a liberal media double standard: "But, particularly in those TV interviews, could you see any Republican outgoing cabinet member getting that kind of treatment?"</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-howard-kurtz-hits-medias-romance-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Hillary Clinton Howard Kurtz Media Bias Debate Reliable Sources Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:26:06 +0000 matt.hadro 42508 at http://www.mrc.org GOP-Bashing Authors on CNN: Press Not Hard Enough on GOP http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gop-bashing-authors-cnn-press-not-hard-enough-gop <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2013-01-06-CNN-ReliableSources-Ornstein.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The GOP-bashing tag team of Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann was once again welcome on CNN on Sunday. <em>Reliable Sources</em> host Howard Kurtz did challenge the duo's leftist indictment of the media, but Ornstein and Mann had plenty of time to insist the press has "embarrassingly failed" to hold Republicans accountable.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gop-bashing-authors-cnn-press-not-hard-enough-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Budget CNN fiscal cliff Norm Ornstein Reliable Sources Republicans Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:24:47 +0000 matt.hadro 42162 at http://www.mrc.org Reuters's Freeland Thinks Paul Ryan's Gotten 'Pretty Fabulous' Media Coverage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/reuterss-freeland-thinks-paul-ryans-gotten-pretty-fabulous-media-coverage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-09-30-CNN-ReliableSources-Ryan.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />In an irony of ironies, a CNN roundtable on media bias featured a liberal figure of the institutional media, Chrystia Freeland, claiming that Paul Ryan has gotten "pretty fabulous treatment" at the hands of the media. Her statement came on Sunday's <em>Reliable Sources</em>.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/reuterss-freeland-thinks-paul-ryans-gotten-pretty-fabulous-media-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chrystia Freeland CNN Media Bias Debate Paul Ryan Reliable Sources Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:37:40 +0000 matt.hadro 41390 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Panelists Admit Media 'Nostalgia' for Clinton, Past 'Love Affair' With Obama http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panelists-admit-media-nostalgia-clinton-past-love-affair-obama <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-09-09-Kurtz-Clinton.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The media have "nostalgia" for Bill Clinton and a "tedious marriage" with President Obama, according to panel members on Sunday's Reliable Sources. Is media bias any more evident when reporters admit the media had a past love affair with the current Democratic president and pine for the days of his Democratic forerunner?<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-panelists-admit-media-nostalgia-clinton-past-love-affair-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Bill Clinton Bob Cusack CNN Howard Kurtz Matt Lewis Media Bias Debate Reliable Sources Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:23:30 +0000 matt.hadro 41187 at http://www.mrc.org Howard Kurtz: Shouting Reporters a 'Model of Decorum' Compared to Cursing Romney Aide http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-shouting-reporters-model-decorum-compared-cursing-romney-aide <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2012-08-05-CNN-Kurtz-Decorum.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />CNN's media critic Howard Kurtz made the ludicrous assertion that reporters shouting loaded questions outside of a sacred site in Poland were still a "model of decorum" compared to Mitt Romney aide who cursed at them to "show some respect" for the place.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/howard-kurtz-shouting-reporters-model-decorum-compared-cursing-romney-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Howard Kurtz Michael Shear Mitt Romney New York Times Reliable Sources Rick Gorka Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:42:53 +0000 matt.hadro 40816 at http://www.mrc.org